Newsletter 13th December 2021: Two things I do every morning for my business 👩‍🦱 & 💰

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I have a busy household with hubby, son, and dog so I have a lot to do in the morning.

But there are two things I always do for my business, no matter how busy I am, where I’m going, or what I’m feeling.

And that’s before I get into creation mode, which we talked about recently. (“Be a creator, not a consumer!”)

My two things are:

ONE: I check emails from customers and deal with any urgent questions, bonuses etc

TWO: I look at cashflow (what I spent yesterday and what money came into my accounts) and calculate a running total for how things are going.

I know a lot of people outsource the first task, but I like the human connection and it doesn’t eat up a huge chunk of my day, so I’ll keep doing this myself. 😊

The second task is new to me since the beginning of last month.

Before that, money just flowed in or out without me paying much attention to it.

It did a lot of flowing out!

But now I’m keeping an eye on things, I’m not spending quite so much.

And I’m doing more work which gets reflected in the “flowing in” part.

I don’t know if I got more serious because I’m checking finances or I’m checking finances because I got more serious.

Either way, it seems to be working, so I’ll take it! 🤣

What tasks do you do for your business every morning? Are they taking you closer to your goals?

Customer Service Help!

It doesn’t take me long to answer customer emails, but I love writing.

Your mileage may vary!

If you find yourself not knowing what to write, help is at hand.

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Simply adapt them to your own voice and style and you’ll have a set of emails to grab, adapt, and use for just about any situation!

Get more details here.

Michelle’s Winter Let It Snow Planner

Get Michelle’s cute winter planner with a gnome and snowman theme and you’ll have the perfect opt in gift or product for the long winter months ahead.

As it has six different cover options and 22 different pages, you can even split it up and sell as separate printables.

Use Coupon Code: WINTER21 to get half off the regular $27 price (making it just $13.50) until December 16th.

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LAST DAY Lynette’s Birthday Sale

Lynette is celebrating her 48th birthday with 48% off when you buy three or more products at Thrive Anywhere. It’s a great time to pick up a few of her fantastic journals and planners that you missed the first time around.

Knowing the quality of Lynette’s work, I pre-bought 12 products at the beginning of the year using her Passport deal (which I have yet to claim as I like to see the full range before I decide LOL!) But this feels like as good a time as any to choose them and then I can pick any extras I’d also like to get from her store at almost half price.

The difficult part will be limiting myself to 3 extra so I’ll probably buy more 😊

No coupon required. The discount will be automatically calculated at checkout when you have 3 products or more in your cart.

Take a look at everything available.

From Melody: One day only $7

Calendar Digital Advent

So it’s day 13 of the DIGITAL DIVAS Advent Calendar and behind door #13, you’ll find a surprise product from Melody.

It’s available for just $7 for one day only. So take a look quickly before it disappears.

This Advent event is brought to you by Digital Divas Melody, Ruthie, Stephanie, Helen, and me. Every day, you’ll find a new freebie or mega discount from one of the Divas’ sites, and the deal is only good for that day. Check back on the site (or here in the newsletter) every day so you don’t miss out as the gift or deal will change out at around 10am US Eastern each morning.

Find out more about today’s deal here and click “GET THIS DEAL” to get all the info.

Jenn has these $10 specials today

You might wonder why I buy other people’s journals when I can so easily make them myself, but I do it because it’s such a  timesaver when I want a product to sell in my Etsy shop or next year in my own store.  By mixing and matching a product from Lynette or Jenn with one of my own, and giving it a new design, I can make something totally unique much, much faster. And that saves money and time to market as well as creation time.

Jenn’s deals today are:

A Goals Planner with a fresh modern design. $10 with coupon code GOALDC

A Horse Owners planner $10 with coupon code HRSDC

Get them at great prices while you can as these topics are super popular with buyers.

Calendars with EXTENDED commercial use

Save hours by plugging in these templates (in 3 popular sizes) into your products to sell.

You can also use them when selling PLR templates to other vendors


Grab them for the launch price of $37 until 20th December instead of $47 NO COUPON NEEDED

Take a closer look here

For low, low prices 

Grab the Fresh Start Color Monthly bundle and get 33 products for less than  a dollar a product!

This bundle is particularly good if you are in the coloring niche, but it also has a lot of planner goodies in it.

Selling one or two products will cover the cost!

Tip: If you buy it, schedule the launch date for each product you plan to sell!

My bonus: If you buy the bundle through my link, send me your receipt and I’ll verify, and send you a gift card for $25 to spend in my store making it even better value.

Fresh Start Bundle

LAST FEW HOURS to get 12 Done For You Products for a Crazy Price!

The beauty of Coach Glue products is that you can use them to improve your own business and life, but you can also sell them.

For just $197 you’ll get immediate access to 12 complete products including 4 comprehensive training programs, work books, video training scripts, blog posts, journals and so much more.

Put these training courses, products, and ideas to work in your own business and then create a product after product to sell with your own experience included and you’ll immediately have a suite of super valuable and unique products to offer!

Save over $1600  and grab the 12 for 1 offer below to have a ready made multi-product business up and running before 2022! Less than $17 a product and these are BIG products!

If you purchase this 12 in 1 deal, you will get commercial rights to all these packages for one low price. This will save you so much time and effort creating training courses and workbooks to sell that you would be crazy to start from scratch.

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Bonus from me: If you buy this 12 in 1 Coach Glue deal through my link, send your receipt to me at jan@simplehappiness.biz and once I’ve verified it, I’ll send you a gift card for $80 to spend in my shop, making this a no-brainer even if you own one or two of these products already.

Di and Sue’s Advent Event: Day Thirteen gives you a 50% off deal

Take a look at today’s treat which is a quirky journal. Use code ADVENT2021 to get the discount.

Show Off Your Book or Journal & Sell It

It’s no good hiding your finished work in a corner of your website once you’re done.

Before you can sell your product, potential buyers have to notice it, otherwise you’ll get…crickets.

Go for maximum visibility everywhere with great product images and video.

That sounds like a lot of work but luckily there’s a product called Mockupshots that gives you an easy and very fast way of drawing attention to a book or journal on your website or on social media.

You load up your cover and in a few seconds, you have a huge number of realistic mockups, GIFS and videos that draw the eye and stop the scroll like nothing on earth.😊

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Not only will MockupShots allow you to create hundreds of epic photos of your books, it will give you suggestions for social media posts for each mockup and even allow you to crop, edit and add text right from inside the interface so your graphics are ready to post right away.

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I’ve had this for a while and use it mainly to create 3D images of my products with transparent backgrounds but I just looked again at what it can do and I know I’ll be using it a lot more in the future.

Spidy Cover

The cover reveal videos are amazing!

Best thing is, they’ve slashed the price for the holidays.

Take a look at the magic here.  So many cool images, GIFs and videos to make from one cover in an instant to show off your work. Use it on as many books as you like. 

Enjoy the week ahead and I’ll catch you soon with more tips, freebies, and some offers but only the ones I personally think are great value and know the quality to be good.






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I will receive a small commission if you buy through my affiliate links, which helps me keep the lights on, but the product will not cost you more.



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